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Phillies announce September roster moves
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Phillies announced their September callups on Monday.

Before announcing the moves, Philadelphia transferred pitcher Cliff Lee to the 60-day DL to create room on the 40-man roster. The team recalled infielder Cesar Hernandez, catcher Cameron Rupp and right-handed pitchers Luis Garcia and Miguel Alfredo Gonzalez from Triple-A Lehigh Valley. Additionally, the team purchased the contracts of infielder Maikel Franco and outfielder Tony Gwynn Jr.. Right-hander Mike Adams was also activated off the disabled list.

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Rusney Castillo moving up to Double-A
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

Red Sox outfield prospect Rusney Castillo will join Double-A Portland in time to play in their first playoff game Wednesday, the Boston Herald reports.

Castillo went 0 for 3 and drew a walk in Monday's playoff game with the team's Gulf Coast League affiliate. He is expected to make his major-league debut later this month.

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Dodgers make September call-ups
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Dodgers recalled outfielder Joc Pederson, second baseman Alex Guererro, catcher Tim Federowicz and pitcher Yimi Garcia Monday with rosters expanding in September.

Pederson closed out his first season with Triple-A Albuquerque by hitting .303/.435/.582 with 33 home runs, 78 RBI and 30 stolen bases in 445 at-bats.

In addition, the team activated pitcher Chris Perez from the disabled list. Perez has been out since Aug. 3 while nursing an ankle injury.

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Cardinals deciding next step for Michael Wacha
by R.J. White | CBSSports.com

The Cardinals remain undecided on whether to have pitcher Michael Wacha make another rehab appearance during the Triple-A playoffs or rejoin the Cardinals, MLB.com reports.

Wacha threw 34 pitches in his rehab start with Double-A Springfield Monday, giving up one hit and one walk during two scoreless innings. "Very good," manager Mike Matheny said of Wacha. "He had good velocity, was efficient, got quick outs and located everything well."

If Wacha were to pitch with the Cardinals later in the week, he would be on a limited pitch count as he continues to rebuild arm strength. The pitcher has been sidelined since June 17 with a shoulder issue.

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Josh Willingham not ready to return Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Royals designated hitter Josh Willingham was held out of the starting lineup Monday against the Rangers. Willingham has been sidelined since Friday due to back stiffness. He is hitting .219 with 14 homers and 40 RBI over 269 at-bats.

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Nationals unveil list of September callups
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Nationals announced their September callups on Monday. Before making any moves, the team activated Steven Souza from the 15-day disabled list. Washington called up the following players: Sandy Leon, Blake Treinen, Xavier Cedeno, Tyler Moore and Aaron Barrett.

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Cole Hamels and three relievers toss a combined no-hitter vs. Atlanta
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

Phillies pitcher Cole Hamels and three relievers tossed a combined no-hitter Monday afternoon against the Braves in Atlanta. It's the first combined no-hitter in franchise history.

Hamels was denied a no-hitter due to a high pitch count. He was lifted for a pinch-hitter in the seventh inning with a no-hitter intact. He issued five walks and ran his pitch count to 108 before his day was over. He struck out seven over six hitless innings and picked up the win.

Jake Diekman struck out two in a perfect seventh inning and Ken Giles struck out the side in the eighth. Jonathan Papelbon needed nine pitches to retire Jose Constanza, Chris Johnson and Phil Gosselin to secure a 7-0 no-hit victory and the save.

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Rangers to recall four players
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

According to the Dallas Morning News, the Rangers will recall Nick Tepesch, Lisalverto BonillaLuis Sardinas and Michael Kirkman. On Thursday the team will promote Spencer Patton.

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Reds reveal September callups
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Reds announced their September callups on Monday. Before making the moves, the team transferred Homer Bailey to the 60-day disabled list, ending his season. The team called up Carlos Contreras, Daniel Corcino, Jake Elmore, David Holmberg, J.J. Hoover, Tucker Barnhart, Donald Lutz, Yorman Rodriguez, Jason Bourgeois and Ryan Dennick.

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A's DFA Joe Savery Monday
by Igor Mello | CBSSports.com

The Athletics have designated reliever Joe Savery for assignment in Monday. Savery pitched four scoreless innings with Oakland this season.

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